Health information for your patients and their families
Patient education is key to improving the health of mothers and their babies. With more than 70 years of experience in health education, the March of Dimes provides a wide range of resources for patients and their families. These materials are produced and regularly reviewed by a professional team that includes doctors, nurses and health educators.
Our goal is to provide health care professionals with the educational information they need to improve the health of mothers and babies.
Becoming a mom/Comenzando bien®
Our bilingual (English and Spanish) prenatal curriculum is designed to educate pregnant women in a supportive group setting. Nine sessions provide information on prenatal care, nutrition, stress, things to avoid during pregnancy, labor and birth, postpartum care and newborn care. Go to marchofdimes.org/catalog to purchase the curriculum. Download our curriculum handouts in English and Spanish.
Online education and print materials
The March of Dimes website provides a wealth of information on pregnancy and baby care. We also educate and support families who have a baby in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). We offer a range of print and audiovisual materials that address preconception, pregnancy, prematurity, bereavement, baby care and genetics. Several of our products are easy-to-read: written at a 5th- to 7th-grade reading level to simplify the most complicated of health topics.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the March of Dimes have a prenatal curriculum?
Yes. Our curriculum Becoming a Mom™/Comenzando bien® is designed to be used with pregnant women in a supportive group setting. Nine sessions present information on topics such as prenatal care, nutrition, stress, labor and birth, postpartum care, and newborn care. The curriculum, available in English and Spanish, provides lesson plans, participant handouts and suggestions on how to adapt the curriculum for different cultural groups.
Does the March of Dimes have any materials for families who have lost a baby?
Yes. The March of Dimes publishes a series of booklets that address the emotional issues of losing a child. Topics include the grieving process, family and friends, remembering the child, and deciding whether to have another baby. Sensitively written and beautifully designed, these materials provide comfort and support to families in need.
Does the March of Dimes publish patient education materials about pregnancy and baby care?
Yes. Our product catalog describes our materials, which are available at reasonable prices in English and Spanish. Topics covered include preconception health, pregnancy, preterm birth, baby care, genetics and birth defects. Many of our brochures and booklets are written at a 5th- to 7th- grade reading level to simplify even the most complicated health information. Our goal is to provide health care professionals and employers with products to help improve the health of mothers and babies.